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(p. ix) Contributors

(p. ix) Contributors

Peter Adamson is Professor of Late Ancient and Arabic Philosophy at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich. He is the author of Al-Kindī (Oxford University Press, 2007) and the editor of numerous books on philosophy in the Islamic world, including Interpreting Avicenna: Critical Essays (Cambridge University Press, 2013). He is also the author of a book series entitled A History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps, appearing with Oxford University Press.

Saleh J. Agha is a Lecturer at the Department of Philosophy at the American University of Beirut and Senior Editor at the Mideast Mirror. His main areas of interest are Wittgenstein, philosophical logic, and ancient Greek philosophy. He has been a Fulbright Scholar at Princeton University and Visiting Professor at Columbia University.

Asad Q. Ahmed is Associate Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies in the Department of Near Eastern Studies, the University of California, Berkeley. His works include The Religious Elite of the Early Islamic Ḥijāz and Avicenna’s Deliverance: Logic.

Khalil Andani is a doctoral student in Islamic Studies at Harvard University, where he focuses on Islamic theology and philosophy, Shīʿī Islam, and Ismāʿīlī history and thought. He holds a master of theological studies degree from Harvard Divinity School, and his prior publications include “The Metaphysics of the Common Word: A Dialogue of Eckhartian and Ismaili Gnosis” in Sacred Web, volumes 26 and 27.

Ahab Bdaiwi is Assistant Professor in Medieval Arabic Philosophy, Leiden University. His area of research is medieval and early modern Islamic intellectual history. He examines Avicennan philosophy and its reception in Shīʿī and Sunnī circles and intellectual milieus in medieval Iran and Iraq. He is the author of the forthcoming monograph Shiʿi Defenders of Avicenna: An Intellectual History of the Philosophers of Shiraz.

Catarina Belo is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. She specializes in medieval Islamic philosophy and more recently in Aquinas and Hegel. She is the author of Chance and Determinism in Avicenna and Averroes (Brill, 2007) and Averroes and Hegel on Philosophy and Religion (Ashgate, 2013).

Amos Bertolacci (PhD in Philosophy, University of Florence, and in Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, Yale University) is Associate Professor of History of Islamic Philosophy at the Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa, Italy). He is the author of The Reception of Aristotle’s Metaphysics in Avicenna’s Kitāb al-Šifāʾ: A Milestone of Western (p. x) Metaphysical Thought (Brill, 2006), and of an Italian annotated translation of the metaphysics of Avicenna’s Shifāʾ (UTET, 2007).

Cécile Bonmarriage is Chercheur qualifié at the Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (FRS-FNRS, Belgium) and Associate Professor at UCLouvain (Louvain-la-Neuve). Her research focuses on postclassical Islamic philosophy, with a special interest in the transformation of the Avicennan heritage in later Islamic thought.

Cristina D’Ancona is Professor of Philosophy at the Università di Pisa (history of philosophy in late Antiquity, Arabic philosophy, medieval philosophy). She is the author of Recherches sur le Liber de Causis (1995) and the author/editor of Storia della filosofia nell’Islam medievale (2005). Her book La casa della sapienza: La trasmissione della filosofia greca e la formazione della filosofia araba has been translated into Arabic (2014).

Alnoor Dhanani specializes in Islamic intellectual history, in particular the interaction between science, theology, and philosophy. He was educated at Columbia University in New York, McGill University, and Harvard University, where he obtained his PhD degree in 1991. He has been a Fellow at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University, a tutor in the Department of the History of Science and the Department for the Study of Religion at Harvard University, and a Visiting Lecturer at the Department of Comparative Religion at Tufts University. He is the author of The Physical Theory of Kalam: Atoms, Space, and Void in Basrian Mu’tazili Cosmology.

Khaled El-Rouayheb is Jewett Professor of Arabic and of Islamic Intellectual History at Harvard University. His research focuses on Islamic intellectual history, especially in the early modern period, and the history of Arabic logic. He is the author of Relational Syllogisms and the History of Arabic Logic, 900–1900 (Brill, 2010) and Islamic Intellectual History in the Seventeenth Century (Cambridge University Press, 2015).

Fatemeh Fana is Associate Professor and Director of the Department of Philosophy at the Research Center of the Humanities (Encyclopaedia Islamica Foundation) in Tehran, Iran. She is the author of numerous articles on philosophical concepts in the Encyclopaedia of the World of Islam and on the metaphysics of Avicenna and Sabzawārī, and has written comparative studies on Avicenna and Saint Thomas Aquinas. She has also edited Alīqulī Khān’s Iḥyā-yi Ḥikmat (The Revival of Philosophy), a work of Islamic philosophy from the eleventh/seventeenth century (published in Tehran, 1377/1988), and Khwāja Naṣ īr al-Dīn Ṭūsī’s Risāla i’tiqādiyya (An Essay on Faith) (published in Tehran, 1379/2000).

Emma Gannagé is Associate Professor at Georgetown University and editor of the Mélanges de l’Université Saint-Joseph. Her research interests include Greco-Arabic and Islamic philosophy. Among her most recent publications are “Al-Kindī, Ptolemy (and Nicomachus of Gerasa) Revisited,” in Philosophy in Islamic Lands, edited by Th. A. Druart, and “Between Medicine and Natural Philosophy: Avicenna on Properties (khawāṣṣ) and Qualities (kayfiyyāt),” in The Occult Sciences in Pre-Modern Islamic Culture, edited by N. al-Bizri and E. Orthman.

(p. xi) Frank Griffel is Professor of Islamic Studies at Yale University. He is the author of numerous articles on Islamic theology and philosophy. In 2009 he published Al-Ghazālī’s Philosophical Theology (Oxford University Press) and in 2000 Apostasie und Toleranz im Islam (Brill). He is a translator of al-Ghazālī and Averroes and the editor of three collective volumes on Islamic thought.

Sidney H. Griffith is Ordinary Professor Emeritus in the Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures in the Catholic University of America. His principal areas of research and writing are Syriac Patristics, Christian Arabic, and the history of Muslim/Christian interactions in early Islamic times. His works include a translation and edition of Yaḥyā ibn ‘Adī’s The Reformation of Character (2002), as well as the monographs The Church in the Shadow of the Mosque (2008) and The Bible in Arabic (2013).

Damien Janos is Ussher Assistant Professor of Classical Islamic Thought and Dialogue at Trinity College Dublin. He has worked for several years as a postdoctoral researcher in Germany (Ruhr University, University of Göttingen, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science) and is presently an independent scholar. His research focuses mainly on the philosophical works of al-Fārābī and Avicenna, with a secondary interest in the history of Arabic astronomy and astrology. He has recently edited a volume on Arabic Christian philosophy (Ideas in Motion in Baghdad and Beyond: Philosophical and Theological Exchanges between Christians and Muslims in the Third/Ninth and Fourth/Tenth Centuries, Brill, 2015).

Muhammad Ali Khalidi is Professor of Philosophy at York University in Toronto, specializing mainly in the philosophy of science and philosophy of mind. His book Natural Categories and Human Kinds (Cambridge University Press, 2013) discusses classification in the natural and social sciences. He also has research interests in classical Islamic philosophy and has published an anthology of translations from that tradition, Medieval Islamic Philosophical Writings (Cambridge University Press, 2005).

Taneli Kukkonen is Professor of Philosophy at New York University Abu Dhabi. He is the author of Ibn Tufayl (Oneworld, 2014) and over thirty research articles and book chapters on Arabic philosophy and the Aristotelian and Platonic traditions.

Jon McGinnis is Professor of Classical and Medieval Philosophy at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. In addition to numerous articles, he is the author of Avicenna in the Oxford University Press’s Great Medieval Thinkers Series (2010), translator and editor of Avicenna’s Physics from his encyclopedic work The Healing (Brigham Young University Press, 2009), and cotranslator with David C. Reisman of Classical Arabic Philosophy: An Anthology of Sources (Hackett , 2007).

Mustansir Mir teaches Islamic studies at Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio. His main research interests are Qur’ānic studies and Iqbal studies. He is the author of Understanding the Islamic Scripture and Iqbal.

Nazif Muhtaroğlu is currently a Research Fellow at Boğaziçi University (Istanbul). He received his PhD from the Department of Philosophy at the University of Kentucky. He (p. xii) is the founder of the International Society for the Study of Occasionalism. He has edited Classic Issues in Islamic Philosophy and Theology Today (Springer, 2010) with Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka, and The Logos of Life and Cultural Interlacing (Springer, 2014) with A.-T. Tymieniecka and Detlev Quintern.

Reza Pourjavady is Hafis Visiting Lecturer for Religion and Culture of Iran at Goethe Universität, Frankfurt. His works include the monographs Philosophy in Early Safavid Iran: Najm al-Dīn Maḥmūd al-Nayrīzī and His Writings (Brill, 2011) and, coauthored with Sabine Schmidtke, A Jewish Philosopher of Baghdad: ‘Izz al-Dawla Ibn Kammūna (d.683/1284) and His Writings (Brill, 2006).

Sajjad H. Rizvi is Associate Professor of Islamic Intellectual History and Director of the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter. He specializes in the Safavid-Mughal period and is the author of Mulla Sadra and Metaphysics (Routledge, 2009). He is currently finishing a short monograph on Mir Damad and a comparative study of philosophy in eighteenth-century Iran and North India.

Sabine Schmidtke is Professor of Islamic Intellectual History at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ. Her works include numerous articles and editions, as well as monographs such as The Theology of al-’Allāma al-Ḥillī (1991), Theologie, Philosophie und Mystik im zwölferschiitischen Islam des 9./15. Jahrhunderts: Die Gedankenwelten des Ibn Abī Ǧumhūr al-Aḥsāʼī (um 838/1434-35–nach 905/1501) (Brill, 2000), and, coauthored with Reza Pourjavady, A Jewish Philosopher of Baghdad: ‘Izz al-Dawla Ibn Kammūna (d.683/1284) and His Writings (Brill, 2006).

Ayman Shihadeh, DPhil, Oxford, is based at SOAS, University of London. He has published widely on the history of medieval Arabic philosophy and Islamic theology, including The Teleological Ethics of Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī (Brill, 2006) and Doubts on Avicenna: A Study and Edition of Sharaf al-Dīn al-Masʿūdī’s Commentary on the Ishārāt (Brill, 2015). He serves as the Section Editor for Philosophy and Theology at the Encyclopaedia of Islam.

Tony Street is Assistant Director of Research in Islamic Studies at the Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge, and a Fellow of Clare Hall College. He works on medieval Islamic intellectual history.

Sarah Stroumsa is the Alice and Jack Ormut Professor Emerita of Arabic Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Among her published works in English are Freethinkers of Medieval Islam: Ibn al-Rawandi, Abu Bakr al-Razi, and Their Impact on Islamic Thought (Brill, 1999); Maimonides in His World: Portrait of a Mediterranean Thinker (Princeton University Press, 2010; paperback edition 2012), and Dawud al-Muqammas, Twenty Chapters (Brigham Young University Press, 2016).

(p. xiii) John Walbridge received his BA from Yale University and his PhD from Harvard University in Near Eastern languages. He has taught in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Indiana University, Bloomington, since 1993. He is the author of three books on Suhrawardī and the Illuminationist school, and is the coauthor of the edition and translation of Suhrawardī’s The Philosophy of Illumination. His most recent books are God and Logic in Islam: The Caliphate of Reason and The Alexandrian Epitomes of Galen, volume 1.

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